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Open Text announces alliance with Siemens Nixdorf.

WATERLOO, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 25, 1996--

Computer Giant to license Livelink Intranet for

new class of intranet server

Open Text Corporation (OTEXF:NASDAQ) of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada today announced that SIEMENS NIXDORF INFORMATIONSSYSTEME AG (Siemens Nixdorf) of Paderborn, Germany had agreed to bundle the Livelink Intranet suite of intranet applications with Siemens Nixdorf's Intranet-Server platform, to complement the SuiteSpot intranet solution from Netscape Corporation on these UNIX and Microsoft Windows NT servers.

"We're extremely pleased to have a new, powerful IT partner in Siemens Nixdorf and view this as a long-term, strategic relationship involving close co-operation in both marketing and product development," said Tom Jenkins, president and CEO of Open Text Corp. "Siemens Nixdorf is providing a complete intranet solution for managing critical business processes by combining our advanced intranet application suite, Livelink, with Netscape's advanced intranet operating system, SuiteSpot."

"The flexibility, openness and comprehensiveness of Livelink Intranet were the key factors in our decision to add Livelink to our intranet-based, information management systems," said Robert Hoog, vice president of Siemens Nixdorf's `Open Enterprise Computing' Line Of Business. "By integrating the document management, workflow and search capabilities of Livelink with the messaging, conferencing, security and administration features of SuiteSpot, our customers will enjoy a total intranet solution, on the most advanced UNIX and Windows NT servers available."


Siemens Nixdorf has approved Livelink for use by its worldwide divisions and subsidiaries. A number of Siemens Nixdorf companies are already planning deployment of Livelink Intranet internally, in addition to the corporate parent's decision to re-sell the suite. In North America, Siemen's power research division is integrating Livelink for use in managing technical documentation, software program management and document version control.

In Europe, OSRAM, best known for lighting products, will be developing a Livelink-based system to manage product information on their wide range of products, which are stored in various formats including Microsoft Office and which require rapid retrieval and a common presentation (HTML).

SIEMENS NIXDORF INFORMATIONSSYSTEME AG, Paderborn, Germany, is a systems partner with universal expertise in the field of information technology. It is one of the world's largest companies in this area and is the largest supplier of information technology of European origin. In the past fiscal year (1 Oct. 1995-30 Sept. 1996) Siemens Nixdorf had incoming orders worth DM13.9 billion and revenues of DM13.6 billion. The company has a workforce of about 34,000 and is represented in 58 countries.

Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEXF) is an intranet applications company whose mission is to put the Web to work. Open Text enables organizations to leverage the power and global reach of Internet technology by providing applications, tools and services that transform intranets into platforms for collaborative, distributed computing. Global 2000 companies use Open Text solutions to find and manage information and documents, empower teams and drive critical business processes.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of Open Text Corporation. Forward-looking statements, specifically those concerning future performance, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the final prospectus for the company's initial public offering of common stock in January 1996, and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 1996. -0-

Note to Editors: Open Text and Livelink Intranet are trademarks of Open Text Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

CONTACT: Open Text Corp.

David Paolini or Praj Patel, 416/596-0296


Brodeur Porter Novelli

Jacqueline Docherty, 617/587-2843



Andrea Stercken or Angelika Boettcher


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